As 2021 comes to a close, the Insurance Portal invites you to read or re-read our 10 most popular articles of the year. 

The past 12 months were marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, mergers and acquisitions, new products and new distribution approaches. 

Economical had outstanding results in the first quarter of 2021. 

After creating a new platform called Advisor Solutions, Canada Life quietly announced that it would help its Freedom 55 Financial advisors self-brand and move to a more independent relationship with the company. 

RBC Insurance announced a new participating whole life product,RBC GrowthInsurance. 

David Wm. Brown, who was one of the country’s foremost experts in the use of life insurance for estate planning and charitable giving, passed away in February. 

More and more insurers are integrating simplified issue in their life insurance products. 

In late August, Canada Life announced that it would require everyone in its offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including employees, contractors and advisors. 

Hub International Limited announced in April that it acquired Calgary-based Wessex Financial

In February, Canada Life launched a new health coaching program for plan members, led by the Health Solutions by Shoppers team

In May, the Canada Revenue Agency issued a warning to Canadians about tax schemes where promoters claim that individuals can transfer funds out of their RRSP or RRIF into a TFSA without paying taxes.  

In January, it was announced that Toronto-Dominion Bank would moveits TD Future Builder RSP program customers to Canada Life, shifting 2,800 group plans and 24,000 plan members to the life insurer.